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Under pressure to buy that awesome gift? You’re not alone
Nov 20, 2018

Under pressure to buy that awesome gift? You’re not alone

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(Markets edition) The housing and tech sectors are slowing down, indicating the economy is more "healthy tortoise" than "hare." Plus, a lot of Americans — nearly half, according to a recent survey — are feeling the pressure to give that awesome gift this holiday season. And 10 years after the government bailed out the auto industry, a two-tiered system of employees has emerged.

Today's show is sponsored by Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Alliance for Lifetime Income.

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Feeling pressured? Americans pushed to overspend this holiday season

Nov 20, 2018
New survey finds nearly half of Americans feel pressured to overspend on gifts.
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(Markets edition) The housing and tech sectors are slowing down, indicating the economy is more “healthy tortoise” than “hare.” Plus, a lot of Americans — nearly half, according to a recent survey — are feeling the pressure to give that awesome gift this holiday season. And 10 years after the government bailed out the auto industry, a two-tiered system of employees has emerged.

Today’s show is sponsored by Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Alliance for Lifetime Income.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC